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Unread 03-17-2004, 03:41 PM
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Factory guns

Hey everybody. I want to get into long range hunting but dont have the money for a new rifle. I do have a new model 70 featherweight 7mm wsm with a 24" barrel. I understand it has a high B.C so it would be good for long range. Im new at long distance so some help with bullet selection would be good. Also how far would i be able to shoot with this gun. With a little work ive got it shooting 1 inch 5 shot groups at 200 yards, so the gun shoots well.
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    Unread 03-19-2004, 01:53 AM
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    Re: Factory guns

    I used to have a Ruger 7mm Rem mag that shot very similar groups to those you have described. I used 168 gr. SMK's. The farthest confirmed kill I made was a 438 yd. prairie dog. Beyond that I didn't have enough scope (old redfield 3x9) and the trigger was just too heavy. As to range, how far can you hold that .5 MOA accuracy?
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    Unread 03-19-2004, 08:21 AM
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    the farthest ive shot this gun so far is 300 yards, and I had a few groups right at 1 inch or just below. my average group (3shots) at 300 was something like 1.25"
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    Re: Factory guns

    featherweight 7wsm [img]images/icons/shocked.gif[/img] [img]images/icons/shocked.gif[/img] -- you could always put a heavier barrel on that gun in the same caliber - the 7wsm is good to 1K or more for deer with the heavier bullets.

    I cant believe that skinny barrel doesnt wander all over after 3 shots

    162 a-max is a goon un or the 168SMK, 180 JLK, 180 berger

    sierra will have a 175 SMK soon

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    HAHA it did wonder at first. My dad has a good friend who is a pretty good gunsmith [img]images/icons/grin.gif[/img] He did some work on the gun and it shoots great. Im not exactly sure what he did to it, but i know he "rebedded" it and did some trigger work. Before the work I was shooting 2" groups at 100 yds.
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    I also let the barrel cool for awhile after every other shot.
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    What are you trying to hunt? And unless its prairie dogs, your moa should be based on 2 shots only! Once the target identification and moa has been establised you can then decide how far the gun can kill.null
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